A farmhouse spring home tour of Old Salt Farm 2020…welcome to our home!
Farmhouse Spring Home Tour
I’m writing about spring at Old Salt Farm, but we really never got an actual spring this year. It was cold most of April and May, even snowing the second week of May! Now it’s the end of May, and we went from 14 degrees two weeks ago to 80 degrees yesterday. So while I’m happy we finally have some warmer weather, I’m really missing those lovely spring days in the 60’s and 70’s that we didn’t get this year. But I did bring a little bit of the spring indoors with some natural elements, which is my favorite way to decorate.
I take a very simple approach to decorating. I don’t like a lot of “stuff”, for lack of a better word, and so you’ll often find that a pitcher of flowers is all I’ll add to a countertop in the kitchen. Most of the time I have fresh flowers throughout the spring–and I rotate through all of my favorites. This year, due to being on lockdown and at home, I didn’t have access to them, so I used these darling white faux flowers that will be perfect all spring, and even in to the summer.
By Mother’s Day I was able to find tulips sometimes at our local grocer, and my husband brought these home for me. Perfect for my dining table! They even lasted almost two weeks, which was like an extra gift. My favorite greenery wreaths are on most of my doors, and I love them because they work for every single season. They bring in color to my mostly white home, and reflect what surrounds our home.
One of my favorite projects this spring was making these darling greenery hoop wreaths, and I tried them out a couple of different places. The problem was, I liked them everywhere, it was hard to decide!!
It even made it’s way into my family room! I love wreath hanging from windows, so I decided to try them in there too. There are no curtains on most of my windows, because we don’t have close neighbors, and we are surrounded by woods. I like being able to look out! So the wreaths added a little something to the space, and worked beautifully with the other simple and neutral decor.
Again you’ll see a little greenery as the star in the mudroom and laundry room! A green wreath makes such a huge difference, and I couldn’t resist adding green stems to my favorite market basket.
The master bedroom also benefitted from flowers and greenery. I love having a neutral palette throughout my home, because it’s so easy to switch things out for every season and holiday. Every color looks striking against white, so it pops even more. Green in the spring and summer, oranges and yellows in the late summer and fall, reds and more green for the holidays…I love it all!
I also traded dressers with one of my girls, because I needed the extra space, and she no longer did. Both of the dressers I found at the Habitat Restore, and I refinished them–painted white, with numbers, which are my favorite! I absolutely adore the keyholes in this piece—it’s very old, which makes it even more of my favorite.
Soon after these pictures were taken, this room changed just a bit. When school became remote learning, we moved a wood table underneath the chalkboard, and it became a learning room + library. It’s worked out really well. My kids are in here every day, working on their homework, reading, and even practicing their instruments, which are kept in the cabinets on opposite wall.
And for a little surprise…SNOW!! It’s not actually that big of a surprise. We almost always get snow in May, but typically the very first part of the month. This year it showed up the second week of May, and although it didn’t last long, it was cold for awhile. On a warmer day the week before, I had just put out our flag. I love the contrast of it in this picture with the snow.
Thank you so much for joining me! It’s now the end of May, and I’ve started decorating for summer. Flags are one of favorite things to use throughout my home all summer long…stay tuned for my summer home tour!
P.S. Here’s my favorite greenery wreath…I love them, and use them all year! (affiliate link)